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Fiddle licks in A
A fiddle lick I pulled from the song Deputy Dalton
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So over last couple of months I've been trying to really focus and be more systematic about my practicing. One of my new goals has been to stylize my playing more to the music I play, which is bluegrass. I think one of the ways to do that is to learn some of the common phrases (also called "licks") that fiddlers use and really learn them and incorporate them into my playing. Making a video of it helps cement it AND helps me remember the licks down the road. Here's the first one for the year. This works for the key of A.

 

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You ROCK!!! > I take whats you gots and use it. > You ROCK!! > thanks for what you bring.

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That was great, @fiddlinsteudel. Would be very hard to pick up if you did not play it slowly.

Thank you for the great lesson.

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If I had had more time I would've looked for a few common songs that this would work in. Because I find that the hardest is applying it out of the context I learned it in.

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Your approach is the best way and also the quickest to playing a style, by learning those phrases first and then incorporated into tunes later, which ever way that those fit.

I think it's great doing it your way.

 

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Awesome.  Yes, I would love to see/hear it in a song. 

 

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